I live on Long Island, New York, about an hour away from the hamlet known as Montauk. It was there that a creature dubbed 'The Montauk Monster' washed ashore back in 2008, a bloated corpse that quite frankly looked nothing like any animal that's ever been documented. And yet, the media wrote the so-called monster off as nothing more than a badly decomposed sea turtle, without its shell. Others claimed it was a raccoon, saying that it only looked so unusual because it had been rotting away in the water for such an extended period of time.
The reason I bring this up is because there's a tendency for people, specifically the media, to try and explain away unexplainable things with simple explanations. Such is the case with a monstrous creature that was just dug up over in Vietnam, a massive worm-like monster that looks like something out of a Syfy original film. But this isn't a bad case of CGI we're dealing with here. This is real life.
Japanese news site Karapaia posted video and images of the excavation last week, which show Vietnamese citizens watching on as the giant creature is hoisted up and loaded onto a trailer. The explanation most media outlets have provided? It's no monster, but rather your average ordinary whale.
Watch the footage below and then let us know what you think in the comments section. Is this truly the body of a whale? Or perhaps something far more extraordinary? A real-life Graboid, perhaps? Sound off below!